These free resources are designed to support the wellbeing of students and staff as they return to school. Using the positive messages found in the history of the Paralympic Movement, these fun resources will ignite curiosity and creativity through a collaborative approach to learning in and outside of the classroom.

Contents

Sports wheelchairs

Using this learning resource

  1. Read our introduction
  2. Introduce your students to “Where it all began”.
  3. Play this vlog from our youtube account which will introduce the theme of the wheelchair.
  4. Ask students to access the virtual tour and find the wheelchairs in the exhibition. Students can listen to or read information about the 3 wheelchairs we have on display. Please note the Widgit resource relates to the Heritage Centre display.
  5. Choose one of the activity sheets appropriate to your students to develop their knowledge. Download the pdf by pressing on the image.
  6. Share your feedback or activity output with us at [email protected]

Introduction and where it all began

 

Widgit resource

Key stage 2, 3 and 4 activity sheets


'Incredible Me' learning chest

Take a look at the activities we have in our 'Incredible Me' learning chest. These resources have been developed for schools to engage their students in developing an understanding about disability whilst learning about the Heritage of the Paralympics. Click here to view or download.

Incredible Me learning chest activities for school


Paralympic sports activities

These activities are a great resource for schools, designed for children to engage in some fun activities while learning about the history of the Paralympic Games. You can view and download the full resources and crafts activities here.

Activity resources for Paralympic Heritage Sports Day from home


Storytelling competition

Take part in our storytelling competition, entries open until Sunday 18th April. We want you to embrace the spirit of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in telling your story, be adventurous, be bold, be creative and tell us what you think it may have been like for an athlete, coach, flag bearer wearing the uniform for the London 2012 opening ceremony. Find out more here

Team GB parade at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games

London 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony. Image ©Getty Images

Paralympic resources can also be found on the ParalympicsGB learning site: https://www.getset.co.uk/